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Is the RAM we use for s939 exactly the same as with sA two years ago?

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For my next AMD rig I could either use socket AM2 or the slightly slower socket 939.
So I go with 939 because it's much cheaper and AM2 is like 2% faster.

When checking on hardware for that, I noticed that it uses exactly the same
memory as in my two year old socket A rig.
DDR-400 RAM.

How can it be memory hasn't evolved in all that time?
If I buy a new mainboard and CPU, I also want my memory to be faster.

I read somewhere that DDR2 is 30% faster than DDR.
But that will first be fully used by AM3 socket CPUs.Will DDR2 be worth to pay more for AM2.
    
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Memory has progressed... but DDR2 wasn't widely enough adopted across the board for it to be implemented into sockey 939 chipset designs.

However, if you get RAM rated higher than DDR400, it will definitely work with a socket 939 board, allowing you some great OCs without a memory divider.

As for it being worth the extra cost for AM2 / DDR2.... that's purely up to your discretion (I'd say).
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